Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Pakistan vs Zimbabwe 2020 - 2nd T20I
The 2nd of the three-match T20I series between Pakistan and Zimbabwe will be played at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi in Pakistan.
Live Scores and Stats - Pakistan v Zimbabwe 2nd T20I
After an impressive outing in the third and the final ODI where Zimbabwe pipped Pakistan to the post in a super over, order was restored in the opening match of the 3-match T20I series between the two sides as Pakistan pocketed a comfortable 6-wicket victory.
Zimbabwe tried their best but could only manage 156 runs from their 20 overs, which did not prove to be enough. Wesley Madhevere was the biggest positive for Zimbabwe and remained unbeaten on 70 off 48 deliveries, hitting 9 fours and one six in a knock played at a strike rate of 145.
Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams and Elton Chigumbura also scored 20s.
Mohammad Hasnain and Haris Rauf were superb for Pakistan and kept a tight leash on the Zimbabwe batsmen. Leggie Usman Qadir also impressed on debut.
Pakistan made easy work of the chase, led by a 55-ball 82 from skipper Babar Azam. Pakistan could have closed the game a lot better but lost a couple of wickets towards the end.
Mohammad Hafeez's 36 took them to victory with more than an over remaining. Pakistan are expected to seal the series in the second T20I.
Let's have a look at the squads of both teams:
Pakistan - Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan (vc), Abdullah Shafique, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Rizwan, Muhammad Musa, Rohail Nazir, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Qadir, Wahab Riaz, Zafar Gohar
Zimbabwe - Chamu Chibhaba (c), Ryan Burl, Brian Chari, Tendai Chatara, Elton Chigumbura, Tendai Chisoro, Craig Ervine, Faraz Akram, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Wesley Madhevere, Wellington Masakadza, Carl Mumba, Richmond Mutumbami, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Milton Shumba, Sikandar Raza, Brendan Taylor, Donald Tripiano, Sean Williams
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Pakistan
Who will win? – Pakistan
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Wesley Madhevere (Zimbabwe), Babar Azam (Pakistan)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Blessing Muzarabani (Zimbabwe), Shaheen Afridi (Pakistan)
Most Sixes – Craig Ervine (Zimbabwe), Imad Wasim (Pakistan)
Man of the Match – Babar Azam
Team Scores Batting first – Zimbabwe 160+, Pakistan 180+
Match Handicap Pakistan
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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